A 34-year-old female asked:
have fatty liver.doc said need 2 b careful bout what i eat&need 2 lose weight n 6-10 weeks.i'm obese. it can turn n 2 cirrhosis.what is fatty liver?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
AKA NAFLD/NASH: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build up of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. More commonly NAFLD is diagnosed following abnormal liver function tests during testing. The fat accumulation in the liver cells causes inflammation, which in turn is called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). If persistent, NASH can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure
Answered on Aug 22, 2014
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